Bill and Melinda Gates Officially Announce Divorce After 27 Years of Marriage


One of the most influential couples in the tech industry shocked the world last night after reports confirmed Bill and Melinda Gates have agreed to separate after 27 years of marriage.

The specific details as to why the couple decided have yet to be revealed, but a joint statement from both individuals states their philanthropic/ business relationship with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will continue. Bill Gates posted an excerpt from this statement on his official twitter page yesterday evening:

“Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives. We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”- Bill and Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda formed their relationship back in 1987, when Microsoft was still under Bill’s direct leadership as CEO. Melinda was also a Microsoft employee, holding a position as a General Manager and evolved in projects which include the Encarta encyclopedia. It wasn’t until 1994 that Bill asked Melinda to marry him.

This news arrives nearly two years after the high profile divorce of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, which resulted in one of the most expensive divorces ever filed. Due to the comparative value of both Bill and Melinda, it is unclear if their relationship will result in a similar fashion. Because the couple will retain a working relationship, it may be a sign that the couple has split on positive terms.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

Editor, TechZone360

Related Articles

What Software Powers the Live Casino Experience?

By: Special Guest    5/10/2021

Live casinos have been around for some time, but they are still widely considered the new kid on the block. They've been a revelation for thousands of…

Read More

What Tech Do Designers Use to Make a Casino Game?

By: Special Guest    5/6/2021

Designers use the latest technology to bring you the great games you see at real money casinos in 2021. It is complex to the average person who simply…

Read More

World Password Day: Password Protection Needs a Fundamental Change

By: Special Guest    5/6/2021

A 2019 Google study found that 75% of the Americans admit to struggling with so many passwords, that many end up reusing the same password across mult…

Read More

Important Information About Bitcoin Wallets for Beginners

By: Special Guest    5/6/2021

Bitcoin is one of the most sought-after assets in any investor's portfolio. The price of BTC has exceeded $60,000, and its market cap has also exceede…

Read More

Is VR the Next Step for Mobile Gamers?

By: Special Guest    5/5/2021

Mobile gaming is fantastic. It is possible to sit on a train and play some of the latest video games using a mobile phone. If you look back at some of…

Read More